Potassium nitrite


Potassium nitrite (distinct from potassium nitrate) is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula KNO2. It is an ionic salt of potassium ions K+ and nitrite ions NO2−, which forms a white or slightly yellow, hygroscopic crystalline powder that is soluble in water.It is a strong oxidizer and may accelerate the combustion of other materials. Like other nitrite salts such as sodium nitrite, potassium nitrite is toxic if swallowed, and laboratory tests suggest that it may be mutagenic or teratogenic. Gloves and safety glasses are usually used when handling potassium nitrite. Wikipedia

Substance Data

Source: TOXNET (HSDB, 26.05.2019)

CAS-Number

7758-09-0

Flash Point

n/a

Boiling Point

n/a

Emergency Response Guide No. 140

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

5.1
Oxidizers

(4) Identification number Help

UN 1488

(5) Packing Group Help

II

(6) Labels Help

Oxidizers (5.1)

(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

×Note:
Special provisions may be very complex. The extracts are taken from 49 CFR §172.102. Please be careful with the information, as necessary, additional conditions may be applied that are not written here. Please check the original source and report bugs.
IB8
IP2
IP4
T3
TP33

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions152see 49 CFR §173.152
(8B) Non-bulk212see 49 CFR §173.212
(8C) Bulk242see 49 CFR §173.242

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail5 kg
(9B) Cargo aircraft only25 kg

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.

red May not be loaded, transported, or stored together in the same transport vehicle or storage facility.
green Load, transport, storage together is not restricted.
yellow Load, transport, storage together is allowed under restrictions.